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Perched on a slope of Mount Lykaio at an altitude of 760m, historical Andritsena is one of the most scenic villages of Peloponnese's mountain region. It is there that, in 2006, Yannis Georgakopoulos set up his small traditional pasta worshop. Once he had graduated university with a degree in Accounting, Yannis, despite his youth, decided to put Athens behind him and return to his homeland to engage in the area's traditional gastronomy. Today, "Andritsena", his workshop, is ISO-certified, employs 5 people, and prepares delicious homemade pasta based on local recipes and using wholesome, local ingredients such as eggs and milk. Yannis wouldn't have it any other way: "Quality is the best ally," he says.
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Product History
In the old days, in the villages of Greece, pasta was usually made during the summer, when it was dried out in a natural way and kept in the house cellar in order to be served in the winter. It was considered one of the easiest food to make and a simple solution to feed a large and hungry family. Greek traditional pasta vary depending on the region, shape, size and way of cooking. Plain, with cheese, with some sauce on top, with meat, in soups or even in pies, pasta is a food that everyone enjoys no matter the recipe!
Meet the producer: Andritsaina
Staying true to family values and tradition, “Andritsaina”, originating from the homonymous historical area, has been combining, since 2006, the Greek tradition, pure ingredients, modern food technology and experienced human resources to create its pure pasta, as our grandparents have done since the early 19th century! The production process takes place in new modern facilities, with zero compromise on the quality of the final products. Starting from the raw materials, with constant checks to ensure their purity and freshness, “Andritsaina” pasta recipes are a well- sealed, family secret! Finally, the company holds an ISO 22000 certificate for its facilities, but also for the human potential, the basis of its production process.
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It is the area where the Olympic Games were born. Right up to this day, the Olympic Games are idolized and are an inspiration to people all over the world. The Prefecture of Elea in the Peloponnese looks like an amazing puzzle; the natural landscape is made up of so many different images. These tell a story of its century-old history. The location and natural wealth of the area all contributed to its development, in both trade and culture. Although it has been inhabited since pre-historic times, it was only during the 8th century B.C. that it flourished, due to the great reputation of the Olympian Sanctuary. Many conquerered this land over the centuries (Romans, Byzantines, Franks, Ottomans), right up to its liberation in 1825. The natural landscape is characterized by the many sandy coasts, stunning beaches and most impressive pine forests. There are valleys with rushing streams, wetlands and thermal baths. The picturesque villages, the ancient oak tree forest of Foloi, ancient places of worship and Sanctuaries, as well as Byzantine monasteries, all make up this magnificent area.

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«Hilopitaki» traditional pasta from Ilia "Andritsena" 500g

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Product code: 000992 Gross Weight 515g
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Square-cut and deelish, hilopites noodles is how they spell "traditional" in the Peloponnese region!
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